September 19, 2011

Wentworth Ranked as One of the Top Regional Colleges in the North

Boston, MA – September 19, 2011 – Wentworth Institute of Technology has been ranked #17 by U.S. News and World Report as part of their 2012 Best Colleges rankings in the ‘Regional College – North’ category. For the last two years, Wentworth was ranked in the top 100 for the “Best Colleges Specialty Rankings: Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs.” This year’s ranking is a reflection of an updated classification for Wentworth which is more aligned with the Institute’s program offerings.

The Regional Colleges category is comprised of 370 regional colleges, including 95 public institutions, 259 private institutions, and 16 for-profits institutions that focus on undergraduate education but grant fewer than 50 percent of their degrees in liberal arts disciplines. The Regional Colleges are placed into one of four geographic categories (North, South, Midwest, and West).

Wentworth was also ranked in the top 100 in the Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs rankings among schools whose highest engineering degree offered is a bachelor’s or master’s degree.

These undergrad engineering programs were ranked solely on a peer assessment survey. To appear on an undergraduate engineering survey, a school must have a program accredited by ABET (formerly the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology), a non-profit organization that accredits post-secondary education programs in applied science, computing, engineering, and technology. 

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